Supported by the QARANC Association

QARANC Association

The Association joins together in practical friendship all who are serving or have served in the Corps, irrespective of rank, sharing in its record, its achievements, tradition and history. Our Motto is FRIENDSHIP and we try and maintain that through our branches, which organise functions, and events where members can meet up. In all that we do, our natural willingness to help past and present members stems from the tradition and camaraderie that only Army Service life can instil. Visit our main site for more information.

Nurses & Nursing

The information we have about individual Army nurses is arranged in the form of a wiki (like wikipedia). This allows us to connect nurses to one another, and to events and places in their own history. All the information is referenced back to source material. The wiki is fully searchable and also contains categories to make it easier to find what you are looking for. The wiki has been produced under a creative commons licence, and all content is reproduced with permission of the owner. If you would like to help edit the wiki please get in touch.

Letter & Diaries

The writing of Army nurses in diaries and letters helps to illustrate the changing nature of Army nursing, and the contexts in which military nurses serve. On this site we will be publishing extracts from: the letters written home by Kate Luard from the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902); the diary, illustrated autograph book and biography of Lilian Robinson who served in WW1; the diary, audio recordings and biography of Alice McHardy who served in WW2; and reminiscences from nurses who served from the 1950s to the present day.

Researching

The section of the site aims to give those interested in family history involving nurses, or those generally interested in nursing history an opportunity to explore some of the context and methodologies behind this research area. This includes ethics in historical research, transcribing documents, major sources of information about British Army nurses, and recognition of medals, badges and uniforms from the various Army nursing services. Contact us to join in our research projects or to get help from us with your own projects.

Artwork & Memorials

We have just launched our first major project to find and catalogue artwork and memorials involving British Army nurses. This information will be collated in the Artwork & Memorials section of the wiki.

There are many memorials to Army nurses. They vary from stained glass windows in churches, plaques in council offices, and objects like clocks and fonts. Army nurses are often depicted in artworks too. These might be paintings, drawings, sculpture or art installations. You can send us information about a memorial or artwork you are aware of (text, pictures or video) using the Contact Page.

We would love to hear from you

If you have any information you think might be useful to us, or if you want to help with our projects, or if you think we might be able to help you with your research, please use our contact form to send us a message.

contact us today